2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid Test and Review

2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid Test and Review - Toyota included a gas-electric hybrid powertrain to its very successful Camry mid-size sedan. It offered 34 mpg integrated, inning accordance with the EPA, 10 mpg much better than the traditionally powered Camry four-cylinder and also with very little compromise in cargo room or convenience. Other suppliers swiftly joined the crossbreed mid-size-sedan course, yet few can keep up with the Camry's straight A qualities in improvement as well as fuel economic climate.

2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid Test and Review

The short-term, V-6  powered 2005  2007 Honda Accord hybrid was too focused on power instead of mpg to contend for green-leaning vehicle drivers' bucks. The 2008-- 2010 Chevrolet Malibu crossbreed was a so-called "moderate crossbreed" with little mpg advantage in all. Nissan copied the Camry's research by certifying a few of Toyota's hybrid tech for the raw 2007-- 2011 Altima hybrid. And embarrassingly Hyundai was required to downgrade its 2011 2012 Sonata hybrid's 40-mpg rating after the EPA discovered mistakes in the company's fuel-economy test procedures.

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2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid Test and Review

The Camry received substantial updates for 2015, yet none of the adjustments put on the hybrid drivetrain, which stays a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder combined with a 141-hp electric motor powered by a nickel-metal-hydride battery pack; there's a second motor/generator that establishes the drive proportion between the engine and the differential. This is the hybrid arrangement that Toyota has been utilizing for several years, and it has actually proved to be reputable as well as durable-- for proof, look no more compared to the many Camry hybrid taxicabs in New York City.

And yet it's not hard to identify why the Camry hybrid's EPA mileage scores of 40/37 mpg city/highway for the SE as well as XLE (the extra spartan LE trim, with its narrower tires, accomplishes 42/38 mpg) are now a bit behind the curve. The 2017 Honda Accord crossbreed as well as 2017 Chevrolet Malibu hybrid use much more effective electric motors as well as lighter, a lot more efficient lithium-ion batteries. Their EPA ratings soar beyond the Camry's, with the Honda at 49/47 mpg as well as the Chevy at 49/43 mpg.

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2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid Test and Review

Camry SE examination automobile, marketed as a "stylish" trim level, additionally suffered from doubtful suspension and also guiding tuning. (We photographed an XLE for this story.) Its guiding shelf feels heavily heavy, possibly because Toyota believes this assists share sportiness, yet its absence of comments means that it is obscure as well as separated from the roadway. The dampers are significantly stiffer than in other, non-SE Camrys we've owned, yet this offers to damage the vehicle's flight quality without minimizing body roll or improving composure over bumps. Both the Accord hybrid and the Malibu hybrid control body motions much better and really feel tighter total.

2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid Test and Review

The typical Camry has dragged its competitors dynamically for a while. However against its previously lackluster crossbreed competitors, the Camry might travel along on the properties of its gas-electric powertrain and resulting high mpg numbers. That's not so any longer. Honda and also Chevrolet have actually exceeded the Camry crossbreed in technology, gas economic situation, as well as owning pleasure. Toyota could still earn a passing grade, however it's no longer the de facto valedictorian of the hybrid mid-size-sedan class.

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